Coffee Chocolate Cupcakes


Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Husband-who-is-my-best-friend-and-who-I-love-oh-so-much,
Happy Birthday to you!

Coffee Chocolate Cupcakes


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Chocolate frosting


  1. Allow the butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Grease and flour muffin cups, or line with paper bake cups. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Combine milk and coffee in a 2-cup measuring glass.
  4. Beat the butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds and then gradually add sugar and continue to mix. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
  5. Alternate between the flour and milk mixture and add these two mixtures to the butter mixture. Beat well between each addition.
  6. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.
  7. Bake approximately 18 minutes or until the tops of the cupcakes spring back.
  8. Cool cupcakes in muffin tin on wire rack for 5 minutes and then remove from the muffin tin and cool completely.
  9. Top the cupcakes with frosting.

What is your favorite treat to have on your birthday?

 *Recipe slightly adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cupcake Magazine


  • Reply Cookin' Canuck March 23, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I'll bet your husband was so happy with these cupcakes. Coffee and chocolate are a match made in heaven.

  • Reply Jenny March 23, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    So fun!! Happy b-day to your hubby, I love a good chocolate cupcake myself :)

  • Reply Tracy March 23, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I love anything that involves chocolate and coffee. Happy birthday to your hubby! :-)

  • Reply Jackie March 23, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Those cupcakes sound delicious! My daughter just went and made cupcakes with her Grandma today… cupcakes are everywhere!

  • Reply Christina March 24, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Yay! Happy Birthday to your husband, these look delicious and I know my husband would like these as well. :)

  • Reply The Cafe Sucre Farine March 24, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Yum, these look fantastic! I wish I had one right now to wake me up! Great picture too!

  • Reply G & M March 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    looks great! I really want to try these but I think the Flour is missing in the ingredients.

  • Reply Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction March 24, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    You have a lucky husband! :) Those cupcakes look amazing. My hubby's birthday is actually this weekend, and we're having a small dinner party at our house. He opted for cheesecake as his "birthday cake" this year… I didn't argue! :)

  • Reply Barbara | VinoLuciStyle March 24, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I love coffee. I love chocolate. I love cupcakes. Need I say more?

  • Reply Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 25, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Aw, how sweet! I hope he had a wonderful birthday. The cupcakes look beautiful, what a nice birthday treat.

  • Reply Medifast Coupon Codes March 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Great looking cupcakes, very nice job you did, thanks for sharing.

  • Reply RecipeGirl March 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    So sweet- hope he reads your blog! Mine might miss a message like that!

  • Reply ifeana January 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I found your blog through pinterest- and oddly enough not even for this recipe. But! I made these today and they are FANTASTIC! I love that you can really taste the coffee. I find that most baked goods that mix chocolate and coffee usually just end up tasting like dark chocolate- BUT these are fantastic for any coffee love. Cheers! I hope he had a wonderful birthday with many more to come.

  • Reply Antara October 18, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Hi, the recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I am going to make these today :) Could you please tell me how many cupcakes your recipe makes? I cant seem to find that info.

    Thanks! :)

  • Reply Anonymous December 27, 2012 at 3:57 am

    I did this recipe with a twist for Christmas. I had some powderized candy cane from a previous baking experiment gone wrong, so instead of using 2 cups sugar, I used 1c sugar and 1c candy cane. It seemed to come out with just a hint of mint. Next time I'm going to try swapping out 1 1/2c :) topped with whatever comes to mind!

  • Reply Anonymous August 27, 2013 at 2:03 am

    they turned out beautifully, thank you for the recipe!

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